Can One Decision Really Change Your Life Forever?

It’s a bold statement to make isn’t it, saying that a small, seemingly innocuous decision changed my entire life, but deciding to take a bus in 2004 very much did. After six months of travelling, I headed back to Thailand to spend a week with one of my best friends who had come out to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. She brought her new man with her, and along with a pair of honeymooners that I had met on the boat back from Malaysia we all indulged…

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Life Lessons Learnt from the New Thomas Movie #TeamThomas

We’ve just returned home from a blissful Greek holiday, where the only decision we had to make was what to eat, and whether to sit by the pool or go to the beach. I knew the come down would be tough going, but it’s hit us harder than anticipated. After spending a few chilled days getting back to reality, I knew that we’d be in desperate need of an activity for Sunday. As luck would have it I’d already pre-arranged for us to go to the premier…

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An Open Letter to the Wonderful Staff at Blue Lagoon Village in Kos

Dear all,  We have just returned from your amazing Blue Lagoon Village in Kos, and wanted to pen a little thank you before life gets in the way and our break starts to fade to a distant memory (which happens far too quickly).    From the moment we arrived we were impressed. We had a smooth check in at 9:40pm, and managed to grab some food before the main restaurant closed at 10pm – we had barely sat down before a waiter brought us drinks. This pretty much set…

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How to be Brave

It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that I’ve been down lately. Life has been various shades of grey, and some times in the face of such adversity the only thing we can do is survive.  I’ve spoken at length about the additional challenges we face as an autism family, and the relentlessness of it sometimes means it’s impossible to see the positives through the negatives. Making changes The thing is though, nothing changes unless we change it. Ultimately I can choose to give in to the feelings of…

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Today I Choose Life

Anyone who reads this blog will know that it’s not easy to walk in my shoes, and never has been. Those who aren’t familiar with my back story might want to read this. All is not lost, and never is Yes there is plenty to be thankful for, always, but it can be tough to focus on the bigger picture when the smaller one keeps throwing curve balls your way. Optimism and positivity are infectious, but when the chips are down and the cycle of negativity grips…

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The Stuff Nobody Tells You About Blogging

Yesterday I put a plea on my Facebook page asking if my followers would help me do a little test. After finally getting round to making and photographing the Paleo Caramel Slice recipe that I’d been promising for over a week, and putting it up on the blog and sharing on Facebook, it was shown to just twenty two people between Friday and Monday, and had gathered just one like. So I pinned the post to the top of the page, and asked if people…

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When You Are in the Trenches

“You’re well and truly in the trenches now, but don’t worry, it will get easier.” Words to this effect were said to me countless times after I had my third baby. In the days before my eldest daughter’s autism diagnosis. When we thought her behavioural problems were driven by lack of sleep, and that was driven by a gastro issue that a magic doctor would come along and disappear for us. Three kids? Really? Most people thought we were nuts having a third baby, and I…

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Caramel Slice: Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar Free

Before we cut out refined sugar, caramel slice was my hubby’s favourite treat, so I did what any wannabe chef would do, and spent the best part of a year recreating it for him. My first attempts were with a more traditional caramel, made with various types of sweeteners and goat dairy. It was super tasty, but over time it became too sweet for us, so I went back to the kitchen and came up with this. It has a dried fruit and nut base, cashew and…

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Is There More Learning Time for Homeschooling v’s In-School?

A quality education is important. However, traditional schools can only provide so much. Time is limited to a certain number of hours every day. Homeschooling allows for students to constantly be learning, no matter if they are “in class” or not. Flexible Schedule In a traditional setting, students are in school for a specific amount of hours every day. These hours are regimented. Classes only last for so long, and once that class is over, the learning is over, unless the teacher is available after…

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New Study Suggests Lactose Intolerance Could be a Myth for Many

This breakthrough study could be life changing for many lactose intolerance sufferers. What are your thoughts on this new research? Would you be willing to give a2 Milk a try? You can read about my experience by clicking here.  About the study  The extent of lactose intolerance could be a myth, and the symptoms most likely the result of an inflammatory response found in conventional cows’ milk, according to new clinical research conducted in China. Published in the UK based Nutrition Journal, the study led by Professor Sun…

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